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When Is It Okay for Public School Officials to Attend Tech-Funded Events?

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So these days, companies, nonprofits and researchers make working closely with teachers and administrators as one of their main priorities. We have to do things differently,” Jamie Candee, CEO of Edmentum told the crowd. The cost of these trips, according to the Times, totaled more than $33,000 with at least $13,000 of Dance’s flight, lodging, meals and other fees covered by organizations sponsored by tech companies.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm).

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“ Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom? Via The Outline : “The rise and fall of the company behind ’ Reader Rabbit’ and all your favorite educational games.” “ Learning Engineers Inch Toward the Spotlight,” Inside Higher Ed claims. “Learning Designers will have to adapt or die. ” And I guess there’s a new “learn to code” initiative from Facebook, too, called CodeFWD.

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